PLTW Webinar on Elementary Launch Program

Join an upcoming Webinar to learn more about the Project Lead The Way Launch Program.

PLTW Launch helps elementlaunchgirlsary students tap into their exploratory nature, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering.

Visit the Official PLTW Website to learn more about Launch:
https://www.pltw.org/pltw-launch

Launch Lead Teacher Training opportunities are being offered in Hawai’i and across the country.  Dates and details for upcoming Launch Trainings in November 2016 will be shared at this event.  Schools can always refer to the PLTW Website to see currently offered trainings:  https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/professional-development

PLTW Launch Webinar Time:

  • Hawaii Time: Thursday September 29, 2016  3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Samoa Time: Thursday September 29, 2016 2:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Guam Time: Friday September 30, 2016 2016 11:00 AM

Register to Attend Today: https://goo.gl/forms/Vc9v6w2r99Jd6aW73

This webinar will offer:

  • An Overview of the 24 Curriculum Modules
  • The Lead Teacher Professional Development Model
  • New updates, including Android Tablet options, in addition to the iPad.
  • Details on Upcoming Trainings in the Region

Note:  This Webinar is intended for interested schools and education leaders in Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands. These events are facilitated by Diana Papini Warren, Director of School Engagement for this region.

Congratulations to Two Hawai’i PLTW Teachers on Presidential Awards!

Read the full story on the Department of Education Website:

Hawai’i teachers recognized by President Barack Obama for excellence in math and science education

Project Lead The Way wishes a heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to PLTW Elementary Launch Lead Teacher Eliza Akana Yoshida and PTLW High School Engineering Teacher Bryan Silver!

 

 

July STEM PD on Maui and Hawai’i Islands – A Few Spots Open

The following Project Lead The Way training for Elementary Launch and Middle School Gateway Programs are still accepting new registrations.  Don’t miss these locally available opportunities for quality professional development!

MAUI Elementary Launch July 7,8,9
UH Maui College
Cost: $750/teacher Lunches & Refreshments Included
REGISTER ONLINE

HAWAI’I Elementary Launch July 11,12,13
NHERC – Honoka’a
Cost: $750/teacher Lunches & Refreshments Included
REGISTER ONLINE

MAUI Middle school Gateway – Design & Modeling July 11-15
Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus
Cost: $1,100/teacher Lunches & Refreshments Included
REGISTER ONLINE  (Enter MauiDM for code.)

NOTE:  In addition to registering for the the face-to-face session, completion of Online Readiness Training is required.  Learn more at https://www.pltw.org/pltw-professional-development-registration

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Deadlines Extended for Hawai’i PLTW Training

Planning to attend PLTW Core Training on Oahu in June?  Register by May 31st to Secure Your Space! DETAILS ON OAHU TRAINING  Most trainings are already full, but contact UH West Oahu directly regarding possible wait list opportunities!

Planning to attend PLTW Core Training on Maui or on Hawai’i islands in July? Register by JUNE 7th to secure your space! Details Below:

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MAUI Elementary Launch July 7,8,9
UH Maui College
Cost: $750/teacher Lunches & Refreshments Included
REGISTER ONLINE

HAWAI’I Elementary Launch July 11,12,13
NHERC – Honoka’a
Cost: $750/teacher Lunches & Refreshments Included
REGISTER ONLINE

MAUI Middle school Gateway – Design & Modeling July 11-15
Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus
Cost: $1,100/teacher Lunches & Refreshments Included
REGISTER ONLINE  (Enter MauiDM for code.)

NOTE:  In addition to registering for the the face-to-face session, completion of Online Readiness Training is required.  Learn more at https://www.pltw.org/pltw-professional-development-registration

Next Steps for PLTW Schools

If your teachers have already registered for a PLTW Summer Core Training in Hawai’i or Beyond, Congratulations and Welcome to the 2016-17 SY PLTW Experience and the PLTW Ohana!  We look forward to supporting all teachers as they deepen their own skills and knowledge in Computer Science, Engineering, and/or Biomedical Sciences through PLTW’s innovative PD pedagogy and curricular approach!

 

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Whether you are new to PLTW or expanding your existing program, here are a few TIPS to ensure a successful implementation:

#1: Make SURE your teacher/s is/are registered properly for the correct training.  Reach out to the University or host of training if you have not heard from them.  DEFINITELY complete the Online Readiness Training at least 72 Hours prior to Day 1 of Core Training, no later.  If you need an invoice so payment can be processed, request one from the University or host.

#2: REGISTER YOUR DISTRICT or SCHOOL.  Take 5-10 minutes to begin the process TO REGISTER ONLINE.  Registration of districts involves execution of an agreement/contract.  Schools need this in place for teachers and students to have full access to the PLTW online curriculum and resources.  This is ideally done prior to teachers attend training.

#3: PLAN YOUR PLTW IMPLEMENTATION.  Review the Implementation Guide (PLTW_Implementation_Guide (1))to more deeply understand the modules, units, and/or courses, potential sequences, and intended audiences/grade levels.

#4:  ORDER EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS.  Once you know your size and style of implementation, review PLTW Equipment and Materials lists, Computer Specifications,  (Appendix_C_Computer_Specs) and begin an inventory of what your school already has.  Then proceed with purchasing of needed equipment and materials.

#5: CALL THE PLTW SOLUTION CENTER.  Have your school IT person call the PLTW IT team to ensure all software installation, hardware, and other technical set up questions can be answered.  1-877-335-PLTW (7589) or Schoolsupport@pltw.org Have your district administrator, teachers, or any others with questions call! Open M-F until 11PM EST.

#6: VISIT PTLW CORE TRAINING IN ACTION.  Administrators interested in visiting their teachers while they attend a PLTW Core Training in Hawai’i, please contact Diana Papini Warren to make arrangements to join a scheduled “PLTW Core Training Visit” in Hawai’i during June and July.

 

 

STEM Training on Maui and Hawai’i Islands

REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN for
Project Lead The Way Trainings:  2 on Maui & 1 on Hawai’i Island
Limited Space Available – Begin the Registration Process HERE

On Maui Island

PLTW Elementary Launch Lead Teacher Training – July 7,8,9 8:00-4:00 UHMC
Cost $750
Lunches Included**
Participants will:

  • Receive Access to 24 Curriculum Modules in Engineering, Biomedical Science, & Computer Science*
  • Engage in Hands-on STEM Curriculum Modules
  • Learn the PLTW Activity Project Problem-based Pedagogy
  • Become a PLTW Lead Teacher & Learn to Facilitate Staff Training

PLTW Middle School Gateway – Design & Modeling Core Training – July 11-15 A 5-Day Training at Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus:  Cost: $1,200 Lunches Included**
Participants will:

  • Discover how the PLTW Design and Modeling 9-Week unit of curriculum integrates Engineering, Computer Science, and Biomedical Science
  • Engage in Student Learning Activities, Projects, and Problems
  • Apply the Engineering Design Process to Solve Real World Challenges
  • Learn to apply the use of 3D Modeling Software

On Hawai’i Island

PLTW Elementary Launch Lead Teacher Training – July 11,12,13 8:00-4:00 NHERC
Cost: $750 
Lunches Included**
Participants will:

  • Receive Access to 24 Modules in Engineering, Biomedical Science, & Computer Science*
  • Engage in Hands-on STEM Curriculum Modules
  • Learn the PLTW Activity Project Problem-based Pedagogy
  • Become a PLTW Lead Teacher & Learn to Facilitate Staff Training

*All Curriculum is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core; **Additional Costs Apply for Equipment, Materials, & Ongoing Support

For More Information, Contact Diana Papini Warren, Director of School Engagement
Dwarren@pltw.org or 808-281-3106

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. Schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information, visit pltw.org.

STEM Training in Hawai’i – Registration Now Open

Below here are the OFFICIAL dates for Project Lead The Way Core Trainings open to teachers K-12.  Begin the Registration Process Today to Secure Your Space in a Training on the islands of Oahu, Maui, or Hawai’i!

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OAHU TRAINING

 All Oahu trainings will be offered on the UH West Oahu Campus.  *King Kamehameha Day Holiday Observed on 6/10

Elementary Launch Lead Teacher Trainings
(2 Separate 3-Day Trainings on Oahu) 
6/13-6/15 (CLOSED – FULL)  OR 6/16-6/18

Middle School Gateway 

  • Design and Modeling 6/6-6/9 & 6/11* (1 Five-Day Training)
  • Automation and Robotics 6/13-6/17 (1 Five-Day Training)
  • Introduction to Computer Science 6/20 -24(1 Five-Day Training) – CANCELLED

High School Engineering 

  • Introduction to Engineering 6/20-7/1 (1 Ten-Day Training)
  • Principles of Engineering 6/20-7/1 (1 Ten-Day Training)

High School Computer Science

  • Introduction to Computer Science 6/20 -24 (1 Five-Day Training) – CANCELLED

High School Biomedical Science

  • Principles of Biomedical Science 6/6-6/9, 6/11, 6/13-6/17* (1 Ten-Day Training)

NEIGHBOR ISLAND TRAININGS

These events will be hosted by UH West Oahu but offered via the locations listed below .

ISLAND OF MAUI

  • Elementary Launch Lead Teacher Training
    July 7, 8, 9
    UH Maui College Campus – Room TBA
  • Middle School Gateway – Design & Modeling 5-Day Core Training
    July 11-15
    Kamehameha Schools Pukalani Campus Room TBD

ISLAND OF HAWAI’I

  • Elementary Launch Lead Teacher Training
    July 11,12,13
    North Hawaii Education and Research Center in Honoka’a

Other Neighbor Islands – TBA
Contact Us to Request a Training for Your School or Island

Recommended Procedure for Registering for PLTW Training:

  1. Understand the PLTW Models of Implementation:
    DOWNLOAD the NEW PLTW Implementation PLANNING Guide:
    PLTW_Implementation_Guide (1)
  2. Ensure you or your administrator has had a conversation with the Director of School Engagement for Hawai’i and/or your District/School is Registered with PLTW
  3. Teachers Register for and Complete the PLTW Online Readiness Training
  4. Teachers Register for PLTW Summer Training “Core Training”. 
  5. Reach out to the Affiliate Host (UH West Oahu in Hawai’i) or PTLW to confirm that you are fully registered.
*There is no longer a requirement to download certificates during Readiness Training and then upload certificates during Core Training Registration.  However, teachers must present certificates of completion on the morning of Day 1 of each training.

REGISTER NOW

REGISTRATION DEADLINES are

Oahu – 5/20 and Maui & Hawaii Islands – 5/31